Explain how unfavorable life experiences and personal attributes associated with teenage parenthood increase the chances that it will be repeated in the next generation.
Review the text regarding thedevelopment of autobiographical memory. Using what you learned, explain why preschoolers’ eyewitness testimonyis usually less accurate than that of older children. What situational factors make children’sreporting more inaccurate?
Using what you learned about brain development in Chapter 5 (pages 186-192), explain why intensive intervention for poverty-stricken children starting in infancy and continuing through early childhood has a greater impact on IQ than intervention starting later. Discuss the benefits of early intervention programs such as Head Start and outline what program characteristics may contribution to and strengthen those benefits.
Fran frequently corrects her17-month-old son’s attempts to talk and because she is fearful that he won’tuse his words she refuses to respond to his gestures. How might Fran be contributing to her son’sslow language progress?
Describe and explain changes in the structure and level of self-esteem from early childhood to adolescence. In addition, should parents try to promote children’s self-esteem by telling them they are “smart” or “wonderful”? Are children harmed if they do not feel good about everything they do? Why or why not?
List findings indicating that language and communication between parents and children, between teachers and children, and between peers, powerfully affect children’s gender stereotyping and gender-role behavior. What recommendations would you make to counteract these influences?
Explain why authoritative parenting is linked to favorable academic and social outcomes among adolescents. Is the concept of authoritative parenting useful for understanding effective parenting across cultures? Explain (Chapter 14). Explain how authoritative parenting in which parents are warm, firm in their expectations, and consistent in monitoring activities impacts a child’s vulnerability to peer pressure (Chapter 15).